In 2015, for the needs of its market, La Précision Industry switched from the production of standard dental abutments to the production of customized abutments, while continuing to machine in the traditional way. Indeed, it is necessary to adapt to the dental morphology of the patient. In 2016, metal additive manufacturing becomes obvious for the production of this product, even in large series. Let's follow the approach adopted by La Précision Industry !
3 weeks waiting for the patient: how to reduce this time?
Customized machining in large quantities is complex, time-consuming and very uncompetitive for reasons of unitary programming.
The junction between the customized area and the standard area is difficult to machine.
Thanks to the freedom of form offered by metal additive manufacturing, certain reworking operations are eliminated.
-50% on the leadtime
The initial objective has been achieved, the waiting times for prosthetist / patient are shortened.
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Economic relevance is a major issue.
Quality remains at the center of our concerns.
In this practical case, the geometry of the product has not changed, but our teams have rethought the value chain by targeting their actions. This allows them to make significant gains on a serial product.